|Poster:||Alison OK||Date:||Nov 19, 2018 10:34am|
|Forum:||news||Subject:||Library of Congress Blog: Sample a Taste of History This Thanksgiving!|
Abby Fisher’s cookbook, “What Mrs. Fisher Knows about Old Southern Cooking, Soups, Pickles, Preserves, Etc.,” was a pioneering work. It was one of the first cookbooks to provide detailed instructions and precise measurements – Fisher wanted to ensure that even a novice cook would have success using her recipes. Her cookbook was also one of the first by an African-American, and the oldest known cookbook by a formerly enslaved person.
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